Why aren't there more good poems for shared reading? Poems that address key curricular goals while making the most of childrenOs love of rhythm and rhyme? Now there are. Zoë Ryder White has stocked Playing with Poems with lessons built around 44 original poems written just for word study. Only a teacher could write poems filled with word-study concepts plus lessons to help kids internalize them. Through a shared reading framework, White presents lessons that target literacy foundations such as concepts about print, rhythm and rhyme, sight words, spelling patterns, and vocabulary.